Art Critics Can Kill

Nicholas de Staël, "Rue de Gauguet" (1949)

Nicholas de Staël, Rue de Gauguet (1949) at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts

It was a little depressing to read this:

In the wake of a disappointing meeting with a disparaging art critic on March 16, 1955 he committed suicide. He leapt to his death from his eleventh story studio terrace, in Antibes. He was 41 years old.

(via Wikipedia’s bio of Russian-French painter Nicholas de Staël)

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